Goodbye, INF Treaty. Hello, New Arms Race?

by Robert E. Hunter This past week, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the United States will start the formal process of renouncing the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty concluded by the United States and the Soviet Union… Continue Reading  

Saudi Arabia’s Missile Program

by Javad Heiran-Nia According to satellite imagery reported on by The Washington Post, Saudi Arabia is building its first factory to produce ballistic missiles. It is located at a missile base in al-Watah district, southwest of the capital of Riyadh.… Continue Reading  

Iran’s Satellite Launch: Not an ICBM Test

by Michael Elleman Iran attempted and failed to lift the Payam-e Amirkabir satellite into orbit using a Simorgh rocket on 15 January. Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded to the news by stating that the purportedly ‘innocent satellite’ launched by… Continue Reading  

Dissecting International Concerns about Iran’s Missiles

by Tytti Erasto While trying to save the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), or the Iran nuclear deal, some European leaders have stepped up pressure on Iran’s ballistic missile program, simultaneously demanding talks and threatening sanctions. Iran—which sees… Continue Reading  

Is Korea’s Cold War About to End?

by John Feffer Remarkable changes are taking place on the Korean peninsula. The two Koreas are actually starting to demilitarize the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). Just in the last couple weeks, they have taken down 22 guard posts, demined the Joint… Continue Reading